Month: August,2017

Thoughts on Diversity and Unity

Thoughts on Diversity and Unity

27/08/2017 No Comment
The community in Siebenlinden consists of hundred grown ups (60f/40m) and fourty children and youngsters. The age varies from 1 and 78 years. I  imagine a community as a circular entity, in which every member represents the whole, while adding to it their special color and fragrance. Every member has a particular and fundamental role which cannot be
Dragonlines and Goddesses

Dragonlines and Goddesses

22/08/2017 No Comment
When the land for Siebenlinden Ecovillage was found in 1997, besides town-planning- and permaculture-experts, there was also a geomancy specialist involved in the planning, to explore the energyfield  and the old wisdom connected to it. Johanne Markl saw the spirit of the landscape embodied as a frog, appearing to be the holy animal and totem
Siebenlinden Magic

Siebenlinden Magic

17/08/2017 1 Comment
Insights and Musings  There is not only one – their are innumerable Siebenlindens, depending on my own condition. For example, if I am clear with myself and open, the world can be magical here and glistening with wonderful possibilities and lively encounters. If I feel cut off, bewildert or insecure this is also reflected to me instantly –
Expanding the Box

Expanding the Box

16/08/2017 No Comment
The day begins early in Siebenlinden, especially in summer. When Maggie came to our group “expanding the box” today at 7:30am, she already had been cutting the grass with a scythe in front of the “Baude” were she stays at the moment. I love this group, that takes place every week day and were we explore
The GEMELY Wedding Ceremony

The GEMELY Wedding Ceremony

13/08/2017 No Comment
This weekend I was guest and witness of a most wonderful wedding ceremony and celebration here in Siebenlinden. Two couples with three children calling themselves the “Gemely”, which stems  from GEMeinschaft (community), ELtern (parents) and Y (from family) gave their vows to care for each others and the kids with all their heartdeep appreciation and earnestness. It
On the road again: Siebenlinden

On the road again: Siebenlinden

08/08/2017 No Comment
While I have already done some travelling for the Community Research Project, today marks the formal beginning of the Field Study, which is the core of my project. I’m going to visit and stay with the first community on my list, which is Siebenlinden in Northern Germany, a nice ecovillage that I have visited on two